Raising awareness about TB in our borough

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World TB Day will help to raise public awareness on the serious impact that tuberculosis (TB) can have on a person’s health on Saturday 24 March.

Brent has one of the highest numbers of people with TB in London reflecting a large migrant community from countries with a high risk of the condition. In our borough, over 1,000 people have been tested for latent TB since 2016, a form of TB where the immune system can't kill the bacteria, but manages to prevent it spreading in the body.

Update for Health Help Now app

21 March 2018

Users of our Health Help Now app on Apple iOS devices may have noticed that the app is currently crashing upon loading. An update has now been issued on the App Store that fixes the problem.

If you have any further technical questions about the Health Help Now app please get in touch with the development team at nelcsu.hhnsupport@nhs.net 

New low back pain and sciatica policy for North West London

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NHS North West London is introducing an updated policy for the management of low back pain, with effect from April 2018. The changes follow recommendations from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE, 2016), engagement work with local patients and clinicians, and a local evidence review.